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Memphis passed over as host site of new IRONMAN triathlon


BUT MANY SAY SHE BUNGLED THE OPPORTUNITY BY DESCRIBING BRANDON WEBBER’S DEATH AS MURDER.. AND TELLING EVERYONE IT HAPPENED IN HER COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT… DISTRICT 7.. WHEN, IN FACT.. IT HAPPENED IN DISTRICT SIX. AS FOR FORMER MEMPHIS MAYOR WILLIE HERENTON… HE’S BEEN COMPLETELY SILENT ABOUT THE UNREST. IT’LL BE UP TO MEMPHIS VOTERS TO DECIDE WHAT IT ALL MEANS. JOIN THE CONVERSATION BY EMAIL OR MY FACEBOOK AND TWITTER PAGES. WE GOT A BIT OF BAD NEWS FOR MEMPHIS TOURISM TONIGHT. TULSA, OKLAHOMA … HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO HOST THE FIRST FULL-DISTANCE IRONMAN TRIATHLON IN THE UNITED STATES … SINCE 2014. MEMPHIS WAS ONE OF FOUR FINALISTS TO HOST THE COMPETITION … WHICH CONSISTS OF A 2 POINT 4-MILE SWIM … A 112-MILE BIKE RIDE … AND ENDS WITH A MARATHON. THE OTHER FINALISTS … WERE IOWA AND ARKANSAS. IRONMAN … ANNOUNCED THE NEWS ON TWITTER EARLIER THIS WEEK.

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